2021 – LOOKING AHEAD

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By Andrew Richards The ongoing impact of COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the fastest, and most far-reaching response to a global health emergency in human history. 2021 will see the outworking of this collective scientific effort, as nations embark on the mammoth task of vaccinating millions of people. Despite the calamitous impact of COVID-19…

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STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED… AND WHY THEY MATTER

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By Donnelly McCleland Jesus challenged His disciples to be aware of what was going on around them (Luke 12:56) and to respond to changing times from His perspective, rather than seeing things through their human understanding. 2020 was one of those monumental years – on a global scale. Covid-19 has quite possibly impacted every person…

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AMERIKA SE VOORNEME OM HOUTHI’S TOT TERRORISTE TE VERKLAAR BEDREIG HULP AAN JEMEN

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Die Amerikaanse regering het sy voorneme om die Iran gesteunde Houthi-groep in Jemen tot terroriste-organisasie te verklaar, aangekondig – ’n stap wat kommer in die geledere van internasionale hulp-organisasies laat ontstaan het. Die besluit tree op 19 Januarie in werking, wat ook president Trump se laaste dag in die amp is. Die Houthi-groep – ook…

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U.S. INTENTION TO DECLARE HOUTHIS TERRORISTS THREATENS AID TO YEMEN

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The US government has announced its intention to designate Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi group as a terrorist organisation, in a move that has elicited concern among international aid agencies. The designation will come into effect on 19 January, President Trump’s last full day in office. The Houthi group – also known as Ansar Allah – controls…

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IRAN BURIES SLAIN NUCLEAR SCIENTIST, PROMISES RETALIATION

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By Donnelly McCleland Iran has laid to rest assassinated nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in the capital Tehran as authorities blamed Israel for the killing and repeated vows to avenge it. Fakhrizadeh, a top figure in Iran’s nuclear and missile programmes, was killed outside Tehran on Friday [27 November] after assailants targeted his car. (Al Jazeera)…

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IRAK EN IRAN KOM IN HOËVLAK SAMESPREKINGS OOREEN OM BANDE TE VERSTERK

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Irak en Iran het ooreengekom om na beter bilaterale betrekkinge te streef. Dít volg op samesprekings tussen die Irakkese minister van buitelandse sake, Fuad Hussein, met verskeie Irannese amptenare, óók president Hassan Rouhani, om veiigheid, handel en Amerika se rol in die streek, te bespreek. Die beraad was die eerste ontmoeting tussen die twee lande…

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IRAQ AND IRAN AGREE TO BOOST TIES IN HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS

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Iraq and Iran have agreed to strive for improved bilateral relations as Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met with several Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, to discuss security, trade, and the role of the United States in the region. The summit was the first meeting between the two nations since July. The July meeting…

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US UNVEILS NEW IRAN SANCTIONS TARGETING ARMS SALES

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By Donnelly McCleland and Dr Daniel Shayesteh The US has imposed new sanctions on Iran after other powers rejected its demand to reinstate UN measures that were lifted under a 2015 nuclear deal. US President Donald Trump issued an executive order that opens up foreign governments and companies to economic penalties if they sell weapons…

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AMERIKA MISLUK OM SANKSIES TEEN IRAN HERINGESTEL TE KRY

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Amerika se poging om internasionale sanksies teen Iran heringestel te kry, het op 21 Augustus misluk toe die VN se Veiligheidsraad met 13 stemme teen 2 daartéén besluit het. Washington beweer Iran het die kernverdrag van 2015 verbreek – dié ooreenkoms was bedoel om Teheran te verhoed om kernwapens te ontwikkel, in ruil vir die…

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US FAILS TO REINSTATE SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN

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On 21 August, the United States lost a bid to reimpose international sanctions on Iran after being outvoted 13-2 at the UN Security Council. Washington claimed Iran breached the 2015 nuclear deal that aimed to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons in return for sanction relief. The nations that opposed the US bid – specifically…

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